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Stephanie Earls

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trees for troops
Homes on the cul-de-sac in the 1200 block of Quinlan Ct. in Security all have the Christmas spirit. December 6, 2016. photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette
Goat Patch Brewery's head brewer Darren Baze and general manager Johannah Murphy.
Candace Datz, center, takes a lunch break to dance at Lunch Beat Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Ormao Dance Company. The event, which happens sporadically throughout the year at different location, promotes leaving the work behind to dance to a DJ for an hour during the work week. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Linda Quinlivan puts a finishing coat on some boots at her home on Friday, November 18, 2016. Quinlivan has started a home-based craft business, Bloom N' Boots, creating faux bouquets in repurposed boots. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Acclaimed bass baritone Alvy Powell, a soloist with The United States Army Chorus, is among the world's better-known interpreters of the role of Porgy from George Gershwin's classic opera "Porgy and Bess." For the second time, Powell will join First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs for its annual production of "Christmas Joy," December 11 at the Pikes Peak Center. Courtesy photo.
Criminal defense attorney Allen Gasper moonlights as a rancher, vocalist and -most recently - playwright. Vista Grande Baptist Church will perform his play, "A Colorado Christmas," for its annual dessert theater event, Dec. 8-11. photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette
A growler from Smiling Toad Brewery in Colorado Springs.
Andy Witt with Timberline Landscaping walks the Manitou Incline November 28, 2016, looking for debris in need of removal as work winds down on phase two of construction on the popular trail. The Incline will reopen Friday, December 2 after being closed fir more than three months. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Decorator and event planner Larry West began working with Colorado Springs homeowners Wendy and Paul Spencer three years ago. Photo by West.